“Blank” Coin ID Discs…

What exactly is a Blank Coin ID Disc, [coin ticket] very simply put, it is a round disc of white card to write on, these will fit in either a coin tray, plastic envelope or the round coin holders etc, with its other uses for Artefacts, Fossils, Bottles etc-etc – the list of possibility’s for there use is endless… An example & one of the most popular uses is to have a log book or ledger for coins, artefacts etc, it works by putting the  – “essential* information onto an ID Disc, when using them for coins you would put – monarch, mint mark & date*-” to which you add a unique number, letter or a combination of the two, this unique combination can then be wrote on one or both sides of the disc, usually though it is wrote on one side of the ID Disc, whilst an Artefact would simply have the unique combination on show, with all the relevant information on the item wrote up in the ledger, for example you have identified a coin, & wrote the essentials onto an ID Disc with your unique combination, with the disc being placed under the newly ID’ed coin, in the future it can then be cross referenced to a book, where you have wrote down all of the information, you obtained about that coin… At the moment the Discs are supplied in – 13mm… A small disc, but it still can be wrote on, obviously not as much information can be stored, but the essentials* & unique combination can be added… 19mm… Slightly larger with the essentials* & maybe more if it is consided  necessary, plus the unique combination 25mm… massive amounts can be wrote on both sides, but be careful not to get carried away, and making the disc to busy, again the essentials* plus the unique combination are a definite… 28mm… all you need can be wrote on this, again a choice has to be made but I think the essentials* and the unique number are fine… With a larger 40mm or equivalent being arranged at the moment, but it is still in the planning stages as yet…these ID Discs will be ideally suited for larger items, such as Fossils, Bottles, Artefacts etc… All of these discs are produced from the Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] & are off White / White card, one of the most important things about these discs is that they are Acid Free, which for coin collectors, it is so important, as these ID Discs are neutral Acid, it means they do not react with the coins, another important thing about these ID Disc is that they are thick enough to be wrote on from both sides, without any bleeding through from one side to another… Another poplar idea is the coloured round discs which come supplied in various sizes “in the same packet” which is ok as they are for the purpose of laying on top of coins or artefacts so the size is irrelevant, these are used to denote that they are waiting for identification, I like using these as being a collector of the coins, or artefacts that I find I do not necessarily ID an item straight away, so when I have a spare moment I choose something to positively ID, even better if I only get half way through or need further research, these coloured discs remain on top to say that it still needs finishing, so it also acts as a  good reminder…
Below is a link, which goes on to explain the Importance of these Coin Tickets, and there history in Numismatics… http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ/pdfs/2001_BNJ_71_13.pdf
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